FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The state's lowest paid workers will get a
pay raise under a bill signed into law by Governor Fletcher today.
House and Senate lawmakers had approved the measure to increase
the minimum wage earlier this month. Advocates say the measure will
benefit more than 100-thousand workers in Kentucky.
The measure would increase the minimum wage from five-15 an hour
to five-85 when the law takes effect three months after lawmakers
adjourn. In July 2008, it would increase to six-55 an hour, and on
July 1, 2009, it would rise to seven-25 an hour.
Kentucky's move to raise its minimum wage comes as Congress is
pondering a similar move.
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